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Guy F. Atkinson Distinguished Lecture Series



Frederick Albert Sutton Building

115 South 1460 East Room 295 

Salt Lake City, UT



All lectures are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm with a meet the speaker at 3:30 pm in the 2nd floor Confluence lobby. 

Day Date Speaker Title and Affiliation
TH 08/23 Dr. David Sandwell

"Direct Measurement of Seismic Moment Accumulation Rate

from Space Geodesy"


TH 08/30 Dr. Meghan Miller

"Global Geodesy for Science and Hazards"




Dr. Michal Kowalewski

"Fossils, Strata, and Dates Come Together: Stratigraphic Paleobiology of Sedimentary Basins"

Paleontological Society Distinguished Lecturer; Florida Museum of Natural History & University of Florda

TH 09/13 Dr. Allan Glazner

"A Twenty-First Century View Of Plutons"

Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

TH 09/20


Dr. Zhaoxia Pu

"Data Assimilation and Big Data in Earth Science: Concept, Application, and New Frontier"

Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah

TH 0/9/27  Dr. Andrea Brunelle

"An arid lands paleoenvironmental sampler: Sites from the Western U.S"

Geography, University of Utah

TH 10/04 Dr. David Boutt

"Groundwater as a Buffer to Climatic Change:  Dynamic Subsurface Storage of Glaciated Landscapes""

Geological Society of America Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer of Hydrology, UMass Amherst

TH 10/18 Dr. Ioan Lascu

"Into the Vortex: Unlocking Geological Mysteries using Nano-scale Tomography and Magnetism"

Smithsonian Institution

 TH 10/25   GSA Practice Presentations by G&G students & faculty
 TH 11/1 Dr. Kristine Pankow

"Developing an Induced Seismic Mitigation Plan for the Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE)"

University of Utah Seismograph Stations

TH 11/8 Dr. Bonnie Baxter

"Microbiology of the Great Salt Lake"

Professor of Biology, Great Salt Lake Institute, Westminster College

TH 11/15 Dr. Kristine Larson

"How GPS Has Changed the Geosciences"

University of Colorado, Boulder

TH 11/29 Dr. Francis Albarede

"Archeoceanography: From Earth to Titan"

Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon/Northwestern University

TH 12/6   AGU Practice Talks & Posters


Last Updated: 11/6/18